Are you an author? Do you have a lot on your plate besides trying to figure out how to find time to write the book? Do you find making those graphics to help market your novels time consuming or too hard?
Well, you’re in luck because I’m here to tell you all about this wonderful and exciting site called Book Brush.
What is Book Brush?
Book Brush is an image editing tool that helps you create professional-level ads and social media graphics for your books.
You’ve probably noticed that there are many sites, such as Canva, that offer a variety of different tools. These tools range from infographics to book covers and virtually anything that you can think of to create.
So what makes Book Brush stand out from the others? Well, Book Brush is designed specifically for authors.
My favorite feature about this site is the speed. I’m not one of those people who consider herself gifted at creating graphics so you don’t need to have any design skills to design a beautiful graphic. The template feature helps with a lot of that. All you need is a cover photo of your book. It also is super quick to make. I made the image below in only a matter of minutes.
I’m not an author so I used “Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe” by Carla Laureano as an example. Look at how beautiful that is!
There are so many ready-made templates that you can choose from where all you have to do is add a cover image of your book and whatever information you want on it. You can make images specifically for social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, as well as banner ads for websites such as Bookbub or Amazon.
All you need is an image photo of the cover of your book and you can swap it into any of the templates. It only takes a minute or two to create a finished product.
3D Book Cover Creator
I’ve never made a 3D book cover before so this was a neat feature to see they offered. It’s super easy and only takes a matter of seconds as well. All you need is a flat image of the cover of your book.
This particular tool took a few minutes for me to figure out how to use. Once you figure it out, it is actually quite simple and like the other tools, only takes a couple minutes to do.
All you need is a 3D photo of the cover of your book and search for the effect you’d like. Since you have to search for the effect, you do need to have an idea of what you want since it doesn’t give you a list of options. It also took a minute or two for each of the effects I searched for to load. But, overall, it only takes a few minutes to create the entire thing.
The animations come in short clips that simply display as the background so there isn’t much change or control in that particular area, but it’s still useful and a fun way to give your book some flair.
When you sign up, you also get access to their Facebook community where you can meet like-minded authors. You’ll be able to share and get feedback on your images and see what other authors are designing.
Book Brush shows that they care and support their customers as they long to know how they can improve. They willingly listen to all feedback and are continuously trying to improve their service.
If you aren’t sure whether or not this plan is right for you, or if you only have a book or two, the free plan has a lot to offer. You’ll be able to create and save up to three images a month.
The paid plan is only $8 a month or $96 yearly and offers all of the features mentioned in this post.
Book Brush truly has a lot going for it, and if I were an author, I’d totally use it for the future. It is simple, quick, and helps authors out a lot so they can spend more time focusing on writing books.
I’d highly recommend it in a heartbeat.